How do I bridge 2 networks between homes?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by mkarate, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. mkarate

    mkarate Network Guru Member

    Here is my situation,

    Recently a relative moved close to my home (about 1 1/2 blocks away) and we would like to network our systems.

    Both networks have independant cable internet access, our question is if we bridge the networks what would the results be concerning the internet access. Obviously we would both like to keep the independant internet access while sharing networks. This setup would primarily be used for file sharing.

    We currently both use Linksys WRT54G units. We were planning on both getting the WAP54G units and a pair of Cantenna units.

    Can anybody "guide" us on this project and answer the internet question?

  2. Leo79

    Leo79 Network Guru Member

    Yes u can share files and folders on the network however the issue is that U shoul be running the same ip scheme with different ipadress range on your networks --
    Reply back if u need guidelines on how to do this --
  3. mkarate

    mkarate Network Guru Member

    Yes. I do. Thanks for the help!
  4. mkarate

    mkarate Network Guru Member

    So I assume what the above answer means is that router A would use range to .10 and router B would use to .30 for example. Would I have to switch the routers to routing mode and assign static routes for them to be able to know where to send the traffic that is destined for the other router?
  5. mkarate

    mkarate Network Guru Member

    Still looking for help if anyone has any info.
  6. DanW

    DanW Network Guru Member

    I've done something similar.

    Depends on how "fancy" you want to get.

    The simplest way would be to coordinate IP addresses on all machines involved in the same address block

    Then, get something like a WAP54G and make it a client of the remote location. When you set it up, you select which router it will be a client to.

    It also supports a bridge mode, but I can't really tell you what the difference between bridge and client is with this box. I've just used the client mode.

    If you want to get fancier, you can always stick a dhcp server somewhere on the network, vpn box to secure communications, etc.

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